Aldborough Roman Day

A new heritage group in North Yorkshire called Friends of Roman Aldborough have just announced their first event.

This is the Aldborough Roman Day and is on the 1st September 2012.  There will be a range of activities during the day, including a Finds and Artefacts sessions; access to the Aldborough Roman Museum and in the evening there will be a public meeting when Professor Martin Millet and Rose Feraby will be showing the results of the Cambridge University three year geophysical survey of the town.  Last years meeting already produced headline news confirming the existence of a roman amphitheatre on the edge of the town.


Watershed Landscape Project – Lottery Fund Semi-Finalists

Watershed landscape Project reaches Semi-finals of the National Lottery Awards!


The Watershed Landscape Project has reached the semi-finals of the National Lottery Awards (environmental category). This is really very exciting and it is a great acknowledgement of the enthusiasm and commitment of the many volunteers working across the project. To see what the project has been up to, please visit


Please vote for us and help us make it to the finals!


You can vote online at or by ‘phone: 0844 836 9699

(voting ends at midnight on 22nd July)

Bilton in Ainsty

Dear All

You may be interested in an open weekend at Bilton in Ainsty on the Weekend of 30th June / 1st July to commemorate the Battle of Marston Moor.  Bilton has a historic church with a number of architectural features and is waiting to please.This is a rare opportunity to see inside our church, home to treasures of pre-conquest sculpture, mysterious Anglo-Norman carvings and the ‘Bilton Worm’, a strange relic of the Battle of Marston Moor. We look forward to seeing you.  See Further Details

I must also add that St Helen’s has been chosen to be part of the Yorkshire Medieval Festival with an archeologist here between 11am and 3pm on the 10th August, to show people our treasures and answer questions, all welcome.

With Kind Regards and thanks

Susie Pilling (Bilton-in-Ainsty with Bickerton PHG)

Castleshaw Roman Fort – A Chance to Get Involved!!

Although just outside West Yorkshire, there is news of an initiative by the Friends of Castleshaw Roman Forts to organise a community archaeological project to excavate these Pennine heritage sites.  A public meeting has been arranged for Tuesday 10th July, 7.30pm-9.00pm at the Saddleworth Museum in Uppermill.  Come along to find out how you can get involved.

Click here for full details (pdf document)